Curiosity Rover


NASA's latest mission to explore the surface of Mars. Roving the Red Planet since Aug. 5, 2012 (PDT) (Aug 6 UTC).

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75 days till touchdown on Mars. Distance to go: ~87 million miles (141 million km). My current position:

Martian Dune Buggy: My driving double, Scarecrow, runs tests in the CA desert while media interview the team

Desert Field Trip! My project scientist is using Mojave rocks to teach journalists Mars geology:

It's gorgeous. Here's a visualization of where I am right now, courtesy

I launch 8 days from now! Here's a #3DThursday look at Mars' Gale Crater, where I'll land, Aug 2012:

Need a lift? Here's the Atlas V that will send me to Mars, visited by #NASATweetup:

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Today's tests of my ChemCam rock-vaporizing laser ( required this special gear:

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SAM, I am! My team recently installed Sample Analysis at Mars, my mobile geology lab. Here's a pic:

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I'm 3.5 ft. taller this week! Now I have a neck & head (aka mast). Eyes are turned away in this pic.

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Another size comparison of Sojourner, Mars Exploration Rovers (Spirit and Oppy) and

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The rover family portrait gives a sense of scale. Sojourner (1997) is smallest; Curiosity (2011) towers over.

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I'm looking roverish now! Check out the new wheels.

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